Kim completed her Master’s in Music at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver (DU) in 2013, where she studied with Ken Walker and Susan Cahill while also teaching improv classes and private bass lessons as a Graduate Assistant. She also holds a degree in Double Bass Performance from the University of Southern Maine, where she studied with Bronek Suchanek and was principal bass for the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra. As a freelance musician, she has performed in some of Denver and Maine’s most respected venues, including Dazzle, the Buell Theatre, Lone Tree Performing Arts Center, Merril Auditorium and the Rockport Opera House. Kim has served as a big band clinician at the Colorado All-State Jazz Festival, accompanist for CHSAA Vocal Jazz Choirs, and as an adjudicator for several Maine All-State Music festivals. She performs regularly with her original quartet, CP-30, and was a member of the award-winning contemporary quintet The Orchid Room and the eclectic original quartet Peregrine. She is also a member of Kimandala with Art Lande.
In addition to her own private students, Kim is also a bass instructor at Golden Music in Lakewood, and jazz accompanist at Metro State University in Denver.
Kim has shared the stage with Wayne Bergeron, Conrad Herwig, the New York Voices, James Andrews, two time Tony Award Winner Sutton Foster, Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis, Liberty DeVitto, Emilia Dahiln, Jason Spooner, Katie Glassman, Jason Klobnak, Dan Strange, Marc Sabatella, Todd Reid, and Lynn Baker, among many others. She has also performed on KUVO and Maine Public Radio. She really likes the bass, and is obsessed with greyhounds.